Storm warning issued by Met Office
PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:12 02 January 2018
Gales are set to batter the North Somerset coastline tomorrow (Wednesday), according to the Met Office.
A yellow weather warning has been issued ahead of expected stormy conditions.
A Met Office spokesman said: “Strong and at times gusty winds are expected through much of Wednesday.
“Combined with a period of high tides, it’s likely some coastal communities and routes will be affected by spray and large waves, while there is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown on to sea fronts, roads and coastal properties, along western and southern coasts.
“There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life, as well as minor property damage, from flying debris.
“There is also a small chance of transport delays, route and bridge closures, and cancellations to public transport.”
Wind speeds are expected to reach 35-40mph in Weston-super-Mare.
The Met Office spokesman added: “As well as this, there is a small chance of disruption to power and other services.”
The weather warning has been put in place from 12.05am-10pm tomorrow.
North Somerset Council will have teams at Weston seafront tonight (Tuesday) but it is asking people to ‘please act sensibly’.
High tides are due at 7.01pm tonight and 7.20am tomorrow and the stormy conditions could create hazards on the seafront.